A look at how I've been diverting myself lately.
READ: Ben Jonson by Ian Donaldson [a life of the Elizabethan/Jacobean/Caroline man of letters].
SAW: Showboat [the 1936 version, directed by James Whale; see Glitter, below, for a clip].
THIS WEEK'S MOVIE NIGHT PICKS:
THEME: New Releases.
MY SELECTION: Joyful Noise.
KITO'S: The Sitter.
WATCHING: Episodes (Showtime), Warehouse 13 (Syfy), Louie (FX) [I'm going to tell you something I've never told anyone else before: I don't actually think this show is all that funny].
Kito, The Wire, my mom, playwrights, books, the Reader, attractive men, my dog Lucy, my vanished youth, pop music, musicals, money, the Olympics, food, gay marriage, sex, comic strips, the Muppets, movies, AIDS, coming out, Obama, the justice system, right wingers, cubicle culture, fashion.
MY HAPPIEST AGES (SO FAR):
TWO YEARS AGO: "On the spectrum of cyclists, I'm much further from the Lance Armstrong end than the Jessica-Fletcher-tooling-around-Cabot-Cove end."
FOUR YEARS AGO: "Twenty-nine has such a desperate, white-knuckled, dangling-on-the-precipice ring to it, don't you think?"